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  • Summary: The Scottish rockers fronted by Roddy Woomble reunite with producer Dave Eringa for this follow-up to 2005's 'Warnings/Promises.'
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. On Make Another World, Idlewild dare listeners to ignore them with thrashing tracks like the punk/disco mash-up ''No Emotion.''
  2. 70
    The powerful tunes make this an odd thing: a subtle album, fit for stadiums. [Mar 2007, p.83]
  3. Make Another World finds Idlewild balancing their twin loves of volatile angst-rock and vivacious indie-pop neatly and professionally.
  4. For Idlewild fans, especially of the older school, there is more than enough here to warrant a pilgrimage to your local record shop.
  5. Make Another World falls off dramatically after the solid first half. [#17, p.91]
  6. 60
    Sadly, there's little to propel them to radio ubiquity or challenge the Britrock big hitters, but then, maybe, that's the whole point. [Mar 2007, p.95]
  7. Woomble... shows an innate inability to keep pace, vocally and emotionally, with the thrusting guitars, driving drums and push toward intensity the band bids for.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. RaxtaB
    Mar 6, 2007
    The first essential album of the third millenium! well, essential only if you care about music.
  2. MatthewB
    Mar 16, 2007
  3. Susantigoon
    May 2, 2007
    Easily one of their best albums - tracks like Make Another World make me jump and cry for joy!
  4. BenJ
    Mar 9, 2007
    Unlikely to win them many new fans, but for those, like me, who love the band this is another excellent, melodic release.
  5. Donnie
    Apr 18, 2007
    Great improvement on Warnings/Promises almost as good as 100 Broken windows, but not quite
  6. Rob
    Mar 11, 2007
    A worthwhile buy. The general consensus seems about right; this album is good, and offers up plenty of music of the calibre we've come to expect from idlewild, but there is no really stand-out track, nothing to challenge the listener. Still, a great return to form for Idlewild, and I'm looking forward to more in the future. Expand
  7. Alex
    Mar 24, 2007
    More like the old Idlewild - not up to the standard of 100 Broken Widows, but a welcome and drastic improvement over Warnings/Promises